Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleParadise/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime101n/a (estimate)1,7242,8432,324
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)358500370
Vehicle theft13n/a221.8471.9282.7
Property crime80n/a (estimate)1,3652,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Paradise, CA

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Paradise is 25.8% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 21 violent crimes reported in Paradise, equivalent to 358 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 3.1%. Additionally, Paradise recorded 80 property crimes, amounting to 1365 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 30.2%.

The violent crime rate per 100,000 people in Paradise is very close to the national average of all cities that reported crime. Paradise reported 358 violent crimes, while the average of all cities was 370.

Paradise showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Paradise?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Paradise. Based on the results of the surveys (16 responses), 63% of people felt that there was very little crime in Paradise and felt safe walking alone at night. While 38% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Paradise a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Paradise is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Paradise has an overall crime rate that is 26% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.28 daily occurrences, comprising 0.06 violent crimes and 0.22 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Paradise as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Paradise Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Paradise. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Paradise has decreased by 12.9%. Violent crimes have increased by 23.5%, while property crimes have decreased by 19.2%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Paradise

Paradise has a poverty rate that stands at 14.7, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Paradise crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

Paradise has a population density of 958.7 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Paradise crime rates.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Paradise, the average monthly rent stands at $1,057, while the national average is $949 per month.

Paradise crime map

The Paradise crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Paradise as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Paradise crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Paradise crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Paradise crime rates are 26% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Paradise are 3% lower than the national average
  • In Paradise you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Paradise is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Paradise has decreased by 39%

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        Daily Crime In Paradise (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Paradise on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Paradise (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.65 times less than the state average and 1.35 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Paradise on a daily basis are 1.39 times less than than California average and 1.03 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Paradise are 1.72 times less than the daily state average and 1.43 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Paradise (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Paradise safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Paradise is safer than 60% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Paradise is safer than 35% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Paradise. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Paradise is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Paradise

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Paradise is 1 in 280
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Paradise is 1 in 74
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Paradise is 1 in 59
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Paradise? In Paradise, you have a 1 in 280 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 74. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Paradise, CA is 1 in 59.

        Year Over Year Crime In Paradise (per 100,000 people)

        Determining whether Paradise is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Paradise violent crime rates have decreased by 14%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 44% year over year. Total crimes for Paradise has decreased by 39% in the same time frame.

        Paradise police department

        Item Paradise California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3151,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.23.63.3
        There are a total of 31 Paradise police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 67.6% less than the California average and 64% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Butte Creek Canyon, CA677146683829
        Berry Creek, CA1,2782541,1881,442
        Chico, CA98,6835751,6612,236
        Durham, CA6,2554101,9202,330
        Paradise CDP, CA1584832,2642,747
        Butte Valley, CA9075762,7013,277
        Cohasset, CA4976703,1393,809
        Paradise, CA17,5603581,3651,724

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        Glenvar Heights, FL17,560106639745
        Greenfield, CA17,5654289811,409
        Manassas Park, VA17,5482551,8482,104
        Wantagh, NY17,548194780974
        Lithia Springs, GA17,5454752,1882,663
        Paradise, CA17,5603581,3651,724
        Source: The Paradise, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.